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RATINGS: 924   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. Weíll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, weíve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weíve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.


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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beerís likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. Thereís about a two finger head after the pour, but it isnít long before itís just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom. Smell: I first thought it really smelled like womanís shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer. Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. Itís odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, Iím not complaining. The Citra (I believe theyíre Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- itís when itís at its best, I think.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dandm (30) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2016
Earth and herb scent. Dark gold colour, little carbonation or head. Medium dry malt. Mild hops, slight late bitterness and fruit. Brings a hopped Pilsner to mind.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JDBaker11058 (1908) - Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2016
appearance: golden orange, near-white head, average lacing. aroma: orange, caramel, some grass and grapefruit. taste: graham cracker, marmalade (or apricot), some peach and orange, hint of grass. finish: lingering sweet and slightly toasty caramel with citrus hops in balance. notes: Excellent pale ale. Perfect palate. Not too complex, just right. Can from Normís In Vienna, Virginia.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (2591) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2016
An orange beer, a head is medium and blond. Aroma has fruitness of lemon, herbs and some grass. Taste has herbs, hay and some fruitness, medium bitterness. Medium bodied. Herbal and nicely bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcon25 (599) - Duvall, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Draft pour at the Collective, golden pour thin head, aroma lite hops, flavor is very malty little bitter nice flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2831) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Numbers and comments, some miscellaneous notes: sweet, quite fruity, some cookies. Easy one.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Breezy4life (49) - - JUN 23, 2016
Color is a nice amber. Aroma is floral. Taste is balanced malt and hop. Palate is heavy on the malt. Meh beer. Would not buy again. *12 oz can into pint glass. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axl (539) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 22, 2016
355ml bottle. Clear shiny brown with small white head. Aroma is slightly ashy and malty with caramel, orange, weak citrus, grass and slight zesty grapefruit. Taste is similar with caramel, crisp bread, citrus zest and grass. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation and bitter aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
FraekkeFyr87 (320) - - JUN 13, 2016
The aroma is full of hops, barley, caramel, dried fruits, citrus and butter. The coir is caramellike. The taste is full of hops, caramel, barley and butter with a metallic finish. Not that impressing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (6331) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2016
Tap@ viisi penniš, Victory Tap takeover. Pours amber color with a thin white head. Biscuity malty, dark fruity aroma. Flavor has biscuity malts, sweet fruits, hops. Leafy, tea notes. Good drinkability.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2975) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
Keg at Brewdog Shepherds Bush, London. A light golden/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, floral, lemon aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, floral, lemon, bitter/sweet.


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